Enhanced Spinel Domes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,981.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R134
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2808
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-140
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT & TRANSFER, INC.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153908801
Principal Investigator:
Patterson
Senior Scientist
(301) 261-8373
patterson@techassess.com
Business Contact:
Sharon Fehrenbacher
CEO
(301) 261-8373
info@techassess.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The common missile is being developed for operation from a wide range of air, sea and ground platforms. Predicted production costs are driving much of the development direction at this time and spinel is the only durable, dual-band, electro-optical dome material capable of meeting these cost goals. Production approaches are therefore being pursued to establish a robust, low-cost fabrication technology to deliver spinel domes with excellent optical properties that require minimal finishing. This will be achieved by pressureless sintering near net-shape green spinel domes and careful ceramic processing. This proposal outlines the key technical hurdles to the success of this technology clearly identifying an approach to achieve technical readiness.

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